As a week day ministry of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, we provide a warm, safe, comfortable Christian environment for your preschooler or Kindergartener.  Starting at age 20 months for our preschool you have the option of one or two day a week classes. We also have options for preschool for two or three days a week, and we have three options for our Pre-K classes.  Lastly, if your student is 5 years old by September 1, then we have a Christian 5-day a week Kindergarten class for him or her.

About the School

Emmanuel Christian School has established a preschool and Kindergarten to challenge and motivate children to a better Christian understanding of each other and themselves. We endeavor to prepare each child spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually for higher education. 

Children will be given the opportunity to grow in each area through active learning.  This applies to both the preschool area as well as the kindergarten classes.

Children will explore by using their senses, manipulate various materials, play and share, make choices, express themselves, listen, and be listened to. In short, they will learn by doing!

Emmanuel Christian School offers a clean, secure, cheerful setting for children to explore and learn. A loving, well-trained staff shares their time and love of God with the children in the preschool and kindergarten.

Weekly Learning Opportunities

Christian education, books, art, music, home living, math, language experiences, sharing, science, large motor skills, group time, stories, play, fine motor skills, and lunch time provide many learning opportunities and experiences.

Our Christian Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms are set up in learning centers, which are areas in the classroom where a collection of activities and materials are used to develop a certain topic, theme, skill or subject. Learning centers allow children to learn at different rates, to be curious, motivated by something new.


All preschool and kindergarten classes are 9:00am to 1:00pm. We begin school after Labor Day and end before Memorial Day. We observe the Hamilton Southeastern School calendar for major holidays, vacations, and weather-related delays and closings.

All children who are at least 30 months old on September 1st of the current year are eligible for Tues/Thurs classes. Classes on Mon/Wed/ Fri have a minimum age of 3 by September 1st. There are two 5-day Pre-K preschool classes.

Parents Day (PDO) out is for ages 20-36 months. The Tues/Thurs class is for children who are 20-30 months and the Wed/Fri class is for children who are 20-36 months. The Monday PDO class is for students ages 20-36 months prior to September 1st.

Christian kindergarten meets daily from 9:00-1:00 for children who are 5 years old by September 1st.

Before School Care

We will offer Before School Care if we have enough interest (min. of 5 students). You can sign up for each individual day according to your daily needs. Drop off is at 8:00am.

Lunch Information

Both preschool and kindergarten children who are registered for classes will bring their lunch to school each day. We cannot refrigerate or heat items in their lunches, so please pack your child’s lunch accordingly.